The Rajasthan Royals’ qualifier chase was crushed by the Delhi Capitals, who chased down 115-9 to win by five wickets.
The only stand-out performance for the Royals was by 17-year-old Riyan Parag, who scored a 49-ball 50 (four fours, two sixes). He became the youngest player to score an IPL half-century.
Youngest players to score a Vivo @IPL 5⃣0⃣
Riyan Parag – 1⃣7⃣y 175d 😎
Sanju Samson 18y 169d
Prithvi Shaw 18y 169d
Rishabh Pant 18y 237d
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) May 4, 2019
The next-best score was 14 by Englishman Liam Livingstone as the Royals’ playoff hopes began to diminish.
Ishant Sharma (3-38) and Amit Mishra (3-17) were mainly responsible for stemming RR’s run rate and setting their side up for what should have been a simple chase.
It wasn’t as straightforward as expected for the Capitals batsmen, who lost their top three for 61 runs in seven and a half overs.
Despite losing another two wickets thereafter, India’s World Cup snub Rishabh Pant saw the Delhi side over the line.
Pant scored his third half-century of the campaign, 53 off 38 balls (two fours, five sixes), as the Capitals eased to victory.
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 4, 2019
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